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Iolanthe Award & Art of Midwifery Competition


The University of Salford has won a Tricia Anderson Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Award to develop an arts project which promotes normal childbirth. Please read more about it here!  The award ceremony took place last week recognition of Salford University midwifery departments work emphasising the use of arts in the midwifery curriculum to highlight key themes, raise self-awareness and promote a philosophy of normal birth. The artworks produced by the student midwives will be going into local birth centres on permanent display. The

Tricia Anderson Award is made annually and supports individuals or groups

wishing to undertake activities that reflect Tricia's passion, innovative

approach, scholarship and commitment to the wellbeing of mothers and

midwives. Tricia's passion for literature and the arts, especially music,

informed and inspired her life and was a rich and integral part of her

midwifery philosophy.


A competition has been launched by the Art of Midwifery project - a call for works


The artwork can be submitted in any media form, the entries will be added

to the Art of Midwifery art collection and may be displayed permanently in

local birth centres. We are looking for submissions that reflect a

normal/natural/active birth philosophy and the competition is open to

students, university staff, midwives, service-users and members of the

public (anyone basically!).


I am happy to be contacted about it by potential candidates:

[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> or 0161 295 6436.



Competition closing date will be 30th November, prize will be £100

worth of vouchers to be negotiated with the prize winner i.e. they can

choose which vouchers they want (within reason!).

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